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Glasses Pouch Crochet Pattern

Glasses Pouch Crochet Pattern

May 11, 2016 /
flex frame glasses pouch


As an avid crafter who has just entered my middle-age life, I need a pair of reading glasses earlier than any average people who use less eye power. My eyesight has been deteriorating rapidly since my early 40’s, now I can hardly crochet, knit, or sew without putting on my reading glasses. Just like any glasses dependent person, I need a glasses pouch to carry my “eye-sharpener” where ever I go. Though there was a pouch came together when I prescribed the reading glasses, but I still prefer the old fashion glasses pouch. So, here I am, sharing the crochet pattern of the glasses pouch I designed by using the vintage squeeze flex frame.

easy flex frame purse pattern


I have a fond feeling for this vintage squeeze flex frame. I used to play with my father’s glasses pouch when I was still a kid. Not only that it is one of my childhood toys, I like it because it is convenient to open and close the pouch with a single hand, just squeeze the sides to open and it will snap shut again when you let go. Quick and practical, isn’t it?

Glasses Pouch Crochet Pattern

scroll ⬇️ to get the free crochet pattern & tutorial

crochet glasses bag


Besides making it into glasses pouch, the crochet pattern and tutorial can be easily adapted to make a coin purse as a set to go with the glasses pouch. I made a few and embellished them with lace trims and appliques to personalize the design. You can find the crochet pattern on the next page.

It doesn’t take up lots of yarn and time to crochet one. You can even use your leftover stashed yarns to crochet. Add a fabric lining if you need it, just cut a piece of rectangle fabric of double the width plus 1/4″ seam allowance at each side, single the length (exclude the flex frame height) plus 1/4″ seam allowance at each side, fold and stitch along the length side, sew to attach the fabric lining into the pouch.

crochet pouch

An eyeglasses applique (get free pattern here) to go with a glasses pouch, isn’t it perfect???

crochet glasses applique pattern


These pouches will be some great gifts to make for any occasion. Vary the sizes of the pouch to make it into something that suits the intended receiver.

Hope you enjoy making lots of them!

crochet nautical pouch
 

Glasses Pouch Crochet Pattern

Glasses Pouch Dimension: 3 1/4″ x 6 3/4″ (8.5cm x 17cm)
Coin Pouch Dimension: 3 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ (8.5cm x 9cm)

Material & Tool:
1. Super Fine Yarn / Fingering/ Sock Yarn / Baby Yarn / 4 Ply Yarn, Cotton
2. Crochet hook, 2.5mm
3. Squeeze Flex Frame, 8.5cm. You can buy it here. You may want to buy a 10cm width for bigger sunglasses.
4. Tapestry Needle
5. Long Nose Plier

Abbreviations: (in USA terms)
sl knot = slip knot
st = stitch
slst = slip stitch
ch = chain
fo = fasten off
Rnd = round

Glasses / Coin Pouch Crochet Pattern

Base:
sl knot, ch about 18 sts or until it is 4 sts less than the length of the squeeze flex frame. Turn. [Refer Pic 2 below]
Row 1: ch, sc in each stitch to the end. Turn.
Row 2 – 4: Repeat Row 2
Add more rows if needed so that the Width + Length of the base must equal or slightly bigger than the length of the frame. [Refer Pic 3 below]
Body:
ch, sc in each st at the 4 sides of the base. slst to the 1st sc of the rnd. Turn. [Refer Pic 4 & Pic 5 below]
Repeat until you get the length of the pouch (before adding the frame) you want. [Refer Pic 6 below]
Fasten off
Sleeves for the flex frame:
Lay the pouch flat on the table, mark the side stitches at each side of the pouch. Both sides must have an equal number of stitches. [Refer Pic 7 below]
sl knot, insert the hook to the first stitch of the marking, ch, sc in each st until the next marking (don’t sc in the second marking stitch). Turn.
ch, sc in each st till the end. Turn.
Repeat until you achieve the length of at least double the height of the frame (I did it with 10 rows). End your work with wrong side facing you. [Refer Pic 8 below]
Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing on.
Repeat the same to make the other sleeve for the frame. [Refer Pic 9 below]
Assembly:
Fold the flap of the sleeve to the front, align the last row to the first row. Stitch to form a sleeve. [Refer Pic 10 & Pic 11 below]
Insert the flex frame into the sleeves. Insert the pin to close back the flex frame arm, bend the pin cover with long nose plier to prevent the pin from falling out. [Refer Pic 12 below]

You may add some appliques to embellish your glasses pouch.

Anchor Applique Crochet Pattern

Anchor body:
sc 16 in magic ring. slst to the ch stitch at the beginning of the round to form a ring.
ch9, sc in the second ch from the hook, sc in each ch until you get back to the ring, slst in the first sc you made on the ring.
Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing on.
Anchor Cross Bar:
sl knot, ch 8, sc in the second ch from hook, sc in each ch until you get back to the first ch.
Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing on.
Anchor Bottom Bar:
sl knot, ch 12, sc in the second ch from hook, sc in each ch until you get back to the first ch.
Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing on.
Assembly:
Sew the anchor body to the pouch. Followed by the crossbar and bottom barYou may use the yarn tail, or you can use sewing thread instead.
Glasses Applique Pattern
I used the free pattern from Tangled Happy, here, the Classic Frame Crochet Pattern.
(Note: Since Tangled Happy patterns are no longer available, I have re-developed the Eyeglasses Applique Crochet Pattern, here)

Note
1. If you use heavier yarn size with the matching hook, the stitches and rows will be lesser than noted in this pattern and tutorial.
2. If you need to add fabric lining to the glass pouch, just cut a piece of rectangle fabric of double the width plus 1/4″ seam allowance at each side, single the length (exclude the flex frame height) plus 1/4″ seam allowance at each side, fold and stitch along the length side, sew to attach the fabric lining into the pouch.

More Details on how to crochet the Glasses Pouch 

crochet materials

Pic 1. Get ready all the materials and tools needed to crochet the flex frame pouch.

 
crochet snap frame pouch

Pic 2. Crochet a chain strip with 4 chains lesser than the length of the frame. I am using lightweight yarn and crochet 18 chain to achieve it. If your yarn is slightly heavier, you will need to do a lesser stitch.

 
crochet snap frame pouch

Pic 3. Crochet a few rows (with turning) to achieve the width of the frame.
Since I crochet 4 chains lesser than the width of the frame, I add it back with 4 rows of single crochet stitch.
The addition of W and L of the pouch base must equal or slightly bigger than the length of the frame.

 
crochet snap frame pouch

Pic 4. After you have done the base, crochet around to make the body of the pouch.

 
crochet snap frame pouch

Pic 5. Check the width of the pouch by putting the frame into it. The pouch should be fit nicely or a little bigger than the width of the frame.

 
crochet snap frame pouch

Pic 6. Keep on crochet until you reach the length that is enough to put your glasses in, roughly about 6 1/2″. Fasten and cut yarn.

 
crochet snap frame pouch

Pic 7. Lay the pouch flat on the table, mark the side stitches at each side of the pouch. Both sides must have an equal number of stitches.

 
crochet flex frame pouch

Pic 8. Crochet each side of the marking to make a flap for the pouch. The flap is at least twice the height of the frame.
End your work with the wrong side facing you.
Cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing on.

 
crochet flex frame pouch

Pic 9. Repeat the same to make the other sleeve for the frame.

 
crochet flex frame pouch

Pic 10. Fold the flap of the sleeve to the front, align the last row to the first row. Stitch to form a sleeve.

 
crochet squeeze frame pouch

Pic 11. Repeat the stitching on the other flap to form the sleeve too.
The pouch is ready for flex frame installation.

 
Install squeeze flex frame

Pic 12. Insert the flex frame into the sleeves. Insert the pin to close back the flex frame arm, bend the pin cover with long nose plier to prevent the pin from falling out.

 
crochet squeeze flex frame pouch

Pic 13. The plain crochet glasses pouch is completed. You may adapt the method to create your own style.
The Glasses Pouch measures a 3 1/4″ x 6 3/4″ (8.5cm x 17cm) size, you can make it shorter to become a Coin Pouch which is 3 1/2″ in length.

 
crochet squeeze flex frame glasses pouch

Pic 14. The frame pop opens when you squeeze the sides together and snap shut again when you let go.

 
crochet squeeze flex frame pouch

Pic 15. You can also lengthen the flap and add trim at the edge to further decorate it.
The little flower crochet pattern is available here.

 

Add embellishments to decorate the pouches. You may crochet a picot edge as the trim, or sew a lace trim on the edge.
The anchor crochet pattern is available above. It is made from 3 pieces of crochet work, the anchor body, the crossbar, and the bottom bar. They are sewn on the pouch by using a needle and thread.

crochet cute coin purse
Use colorwork to create a more fancy design. The stripes are done by alternate the yarn color at every 2 rows.

nautical theme purse
You may also add a crochet mini doily by sewing it on the plain pouch.

doily decorate bag
Or, add your own crochet lace trim on it.

lace glasses bag
Need a quick one? Sew the store bought lace trim to on it and make a bow with the tails.

crochet glasses bag
Add a vintage glasses applique to the Glasses pouch will be a perfect match.

crochet glasses applique
I just love the nautical set of them, a stripy glasses pouch with an anchor coin pouch.

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